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#75011 Oct 22, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Skill and pace are two different things. Stefi and Martina were excellent players, but the pace of the game when they played was not what it is now. Racquet technology alone has increased the speed of the game significantly, and that is evidenced in part by the decline in players coming to the net. Now the game is primarily ground strokes.
I get annoyed by the constant GRUNTING. The women do it more than the men.
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Downers Grove, IL

#75012 Oct 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
Homeless guy had permission to sleep in a synagogue's center. He was telling the officer's why he was there but I guess they didn't believe him. He should not have put his hands up like he did (watch the video), but he certainly didn't deserve what happened to him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ZppfNQJa-XIXX&list=UU56Ww Nsqpbjme7r-URpl3OA&feature =plcp
I promise you they don't teach squaring off on a suspect at any Police Academy, any where. That's NOT how a cop takes a man down...on duty. That's street all the way.

Toj

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#75013 Oct 22, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Skill and pace are two different things. Stefi and Martina were excellent players, but the pace of the game when they played was not what it is now. Racquet technology alone has increased the speed of the game significantly, and that is evidenced in part by the decline in players coming to the net. Now the game is primarily ground strokes.
Exactly. I wrote a response to Tonka but it didn't show up for some reason.

http://www.optimumtennis.net/modern-tennis.ht...

"One of the reasons why modern tennis has evolved so rapidly is because of the equipment. Tennis strings and tennis rackets are now made of different material than they were in the past. These advances in the equipment allow players to increase the racket head speed to maximum levels and still keep the ball in play.

In addition, the players themselves have made rapid advancements to tennis technique. The pros are now swinging the racket faster than ever before, producing greater racket head speed. These crushing new speeds were previously unmatched by the tennis champions that preceded them. The tennis technique of the pros have also changed in modern tennis.

Changes in the tennis technique of the forehand, backhand and serve technique. Clearly, the pros today are hitting the ball differently than they were in the past. This is partially due to advancements in the equipment such as the tennis rackets, tennis strings and even the tennis balls."

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75014 Oct 22, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I get annoyed by the constant GRUNTING. The women do it more than the men.
I agree. And I think it's Maria Sharipova who goes "oooooh!" with every stroke instead of a grunt. I can't decide which is more annoying.

Sorry ladies! I know you rock at tennis, but I have to watch it on Mute! Except for when Serena starts talking back to the line judge, that sh!t is funny.

Toj

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#75015 Oct 22, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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I agree. And I think it's Maria Sharipova who goes "oooooh!" with every stroke instead of a grunt. I can't decide which is more annoying.
Sorry ladies! I know you rock at tennis, but I have to watch it on Mute! Except for when Serena starts talking back to the line judge, that sh!t is funny.
I'm glued to the set when Nadal plays. There are a couple of other cuties making their way up the ranks.

I started watching tennis way, way back in the day when Borg was playing because I thought he was cute. Then I liked McEnroe's entertaining mouth. By then I started knowing tennis and I really liked the sport.

Now I watch for the good tennis play.

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#75016 Oct 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
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I'm glued to the set when Nadal plays. There are a couple of other cuties making their way up the ranks.
I started watching tennis way, way back in the day when Borg was playing because I thought he was cute. Then I liked McEnroe's entertaining mouth. By then I started knowing tennis and I really liked the sport.
Now I watch for the good tennis play.
To illustrate how little tennis I pay attention to now, I remember seeing a Twitter post from ESPN's Chris Fowler. He covers college football and tennis in the off season. He made some reference to Nadal. I had no idea who he was talking about. This was probably within the past year , year and a half.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75017 Oct 22, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I get annoyed by the constant GRUNTING. The women do it more than the men.
Oh my God I HATE that. Can't watch. It's SOOOO ridiculous.

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#75018 Oct 22, 2012
Have yall ever listened to the raw audio footage from an NFL game? There's lots of grunting and groaning there too. But the crowds are a lot louder and its not as noticeable as someone grunting in a silent tennis facility.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75019 Oct 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Exactly. I wrote a response to Tonka but it didn't show up for some reason.
http://www.optimumtennis.net/modern-tennis.ht...
"One of the reasons why modern tennis has evolved so rapidly is because of the equipment. Tennis strings and tennis rackets are now made of different material than they were in the past. These advances in the equipment allow players to increase the racket head speed to maximum levels and still keep the ball in play.
In addition, the players themselves have made rapid advancements to tennis technique. The pros are now swinging the racket faster than ever before, producing greater racket head speed. These crushing new speeds were previously unmatched by the tennis champions that preceded them. The tennis technique of the pros have also changed in modern tennis.
Changes in the tennis technique of the forehand, backhand and serve technique. Clearly, the pros today are hitting the ball differently than they were in the past. This is partially due to advancements in the equipment such as the tennis rackets, tennis strings and even the tennis balls."
Yes. I am guessing the players in the era of McEnroe, Borg and even going up to Sampras were more skilled than Federer and Nadal because of the variety of their game. Actually, Nadal is pretty versatile, but the majority of the players today primarily try to hit it as hard as they can to the baseline. I would much rather watch Sampras/Lendl or McEnroe/Borg than any of today's "rivals." I used to love watch Becker at Wimbledon in his prime.

Toj

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#75020 Oct 22, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>To illustrate how little tennis I pay attention to now, I remember seeing a Twitter post from ESPN's Chris Fowler. He covers college football and tennis in the off season. He made some reference to Nadal. I had no idea who he was talking about. This was probably within the past year , year and a half.
Wow -- you haven't been paying attention. I guess you probably don't know who Djokovic is then.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75021 Oct 22, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Have yall ever listened to the raw audio footage from an NFL game? There's lots of grunting and groaning there too. But the crowds are a lot louder and its not as noticeable as someone grunting in a silent tennis facility.
Yeah, sure. Of course there's grunting in a lot of sports. But I don't want to *hear* it. If I want to listen to grunting and groaning, I'll watch porn.
;)

Toj

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#75022 Oct 22, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Yes. I am guessing the players in the era of McEnroe, Borg and even going up to Sampras were more skilled than Federer and Nadal because of the variety of their game. Actually, Nadal is pretty versatile, but the majority of the players today primarily try to hit it as hard as they can to the baseline. I would much rather watch Sampras/Lendl or McEnroe/Borg than any of today's "rivals." I used to love watch Becker at Wimbledon in his prime.
The US Open had some great points when Roddick was playing. Lots of volleys.

Even with Federer and Nadal then get into it more now. In the last year or so I think they're getting better at returning those hard volleys. Or I'm remembering clay matches, not sure.

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#75023 Oct 22, 2012
They get into it -- not then get into it. (sigh)

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#75024 Oct 22, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Yes. I am guessing the players in the era of McEnroe, Borg and even going up to Sampras were more skilled than Federer and Nadal because of the variety of their game. Actually, Nadal is pretty versatile, but the majority of the players today primarily try to hit it as hard as they can to the baseline. I would much rather watch Sampras/Lendl or McEnroe/Borg than any of today's "rivals." I used to love watch Becker at Wimbledon in his prime.
There were good VOLLEYS back then. When I watch tennis today, it seems more rare.

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#75025 Oct 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Wow -- you haven't been paying attention. I guess you probably don't know who Djokovic is then.
Hah! Another name I never heard of till I saw a Chris Fowler tweet. Couldn't tell you his first name(or is THAT his first name?) Still know nothing about him. I got nothing against tennis. Just lost interest a long time ago.

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#75026 Oct 22, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
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Yeah, sure. Of course there's grunting in a lot of sports. But I don't want to *hear* it. If I want to listen to grunting and groaning, I'll watch porn.
;)
That can be arranged.

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#75027 Oct 22, 2012
I still remember the first time I WATCHED a tennis match. Pat Cash vs Ivan Lendl. US Open I believe.

Someone inthe crowd hada sign that said "Cash is better than a Czech"

He wasn't.

Toj

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#75028 Oct 22, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
I still remember the first time I WATCHED a tennis match. Pat Cash vs Ivan Lendl. US Open I believe.
Someone inthe crowd hada sign that said "Cash is better than a Czech"
He wasn't.
It seemed Lendl won everything. It was like that forever with Federer. Now it's starting to get mixed up again.

Well, it'll be awhile, I believe, until the next USTA match. Those are the ones I like to watch.

The girls of tennis are getting cuter lately (some). You should watch next time.:)

Toj

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#75029 Oct 22, 2012
Well, right now I'm more into football. Bears are playing the Lions tonight. Monday night football.

I hope they don't screw up my Monday night.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75030 Oct 22, 2012
Toj wrote:
Well, right now I'm more into football. Bears are playing the Lions tonight. Monday night football.
I hope they don't screw up my Monday night.
I might have to go out for MNF tonight. My mom is still visiting, and she will want to watch the debate. And I only have one TV now.

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